Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Free Webinar Highlights How the Electronic Health Record Impacts Healthcare Careers

Bryant & Stratton College Online will host a webinar on July 18 for current and prospective students interested in careers in healthcare administration

Buffalo, NY, July 11, 2012 - Bryant & Stratton College Online, a leader in online associate’s degree programs, will host a free webinar for current and prospective students interested in a healthcare administration degree. The webinar, titled “How the Electronic Health Record Impacts Today’s Healthcare Administrators” will be held on Wednesday, July 18, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will discuss the critical role the Electronic Health Record plays in a variety of healthcare settings including private practice, facilities and hospitals.

Bryant & Stratton College Online Instructor Laura Soldani will lead the webinar. Ms. Soldani has worked in education for nearly 20 years. She is passionate about the role the Electronic Health Record will play in the healthcare careers of tomorrow and has earned certification in both Virtual Office Information Management and Medical Informatics.

“The Electronic Health Record is a hot topic in healthcare today. It is the main structure that will be used to collect and maintain all of the data for any healthcare practice, facility or hospital,” said Ms. Soldani. “Understanding the Electronic Health Record, having the ability to effectively navigate it and use it to maintain accurate records is a critical skill for any one seeking employment in healthcare administration. The need for trained professionals in the Medical Informatics fields is, and will continue to dominate the job market.”

The webinar will provide current and prospective students an overview of how the Electronic Health Record is maintained and used in facilitating patient care. Additionally, Ms. Soldani will answer questions about careers in the medical informatics field and the online degree programs at Bryant & Stratton College Online.

Current and prospective students interested in learning more about a career in healthcare administration are invited to register for the free webinar, “How the Electronic Health Record Impacts Today’s Healthcare Administrators,” at For those unable to attend, a recorded version of the webinar as well as highlights from the webinar will be available to download at after July 21.

Bryant & Stratton College was founded in 1854 and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degree programs, visit

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs, eleven online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at

Kavitha Thimmaiah
Communications Strategy Group
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Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020

Center for Productive Longevity Organizing Events to Stimulate Entrepreneurship Among Baby Boomers

Meetings to be Held at Babson College, Northwestern University/Kellogg School, and University of Denver

Boulder, CO, July 11, 2012 - The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, is organizing three more meetings this fall in the “Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers” series. The meetings are designed to contribute to a national momentum for new-business creation, which enables Baby Boomers to remain productively engaged and also facilitates national economic growth.

The events will be held for people 50 and older at Babson College in Wellesley, MA on September 14, Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management in Chicago on October 11, and the University of Denver on November 15. To register and view preliminary agendas, visit Sponsors of upcoming meetings include AARP, CPL, and a number of other organizations.

Each of the meetings will have presentations by three successful entrepreneurs. The meetings will also include two rounds of interactive breakout sessions on topics relating to new-business creation and how to become an entrepreneur, including: risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur, strategies for identifying and selecting potential business opportunities, developing a business plan or business concept statement, and exploring funding support.

The first meeting in the series was held March 27 in Kansas City, MO at the Kauffman Foundation, a focal point for entrepreneurship in America, and attracted 95 participants. The written evaluations indicated that the meeting was extremely successful: 87 percent of the participants reported that it increased their awareness and understanding of the benefits and opportunities provided by entrepreneurship, and 97 percent stated they were now more likely to create a new business.

This interest in entrepreneurship as a career after retirement is reflected in national research as well, with increasingly more people 55 and older creating their own businesses. In fact, according to Kauffman Foundation research, the relative percentage of entrepreneurs has increased by almost seven percent for people 55-64 from 1996-2011, the largest increase among all age groups; by contrast, the percentage dropped about five percent for people 20-44.

The minimum age level is 50, and qualified people can register now for one of the following meetings at

September 14, 2012: Babson College, Wellesley, MA
Babson College has been selected for each of the last ten years as having the best post-secondary school program on entrepreneurship in the country. Leonard Schlesinger, the President of Babson College, and Ralph Sorenson, past President of Babson College and founder of its Center on Entrepreneurship, will be the opening speakers.

October 11, 2012: Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, IL
Dr. Paul Magelli, Senior Director, Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and James Shein, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School, will make the opening presentations.

November 15, 2012: University of Denver, Denver, CO
The details for the Denver meeting are still being finalized, but will include Courtney Price, President of VentureQuest, and one other speaker. Go to for the latest information.

The number of participants will be limited to 125 on a first-come basis. The cost of $35 per person covers inclusion of a spouse, if desired, and a post-meeting workshop on the “how-tos” of creating a new business. Payment to the Center for Productive Longevity must be received by the first of the month in which the meeting is held to confirm participation.

CPL has also initiated a national competition, the Later-Life Story Contest, for people 55 and older. The competition has two categories: Entrepreneur Success Stories and Inspirational Later-Life Stories. A panel of three independent judges will select one winner from each category who will receive $1,000 and a specially designed trophy. CPL will post the best stories on its website ( under “Success Stories.” The contest deadline is August 31, and winners will be announced on October 1, 2012.

To submit a story, visit and complete a submission form. Entrants must be 55 and older, have a compelling story to share, and be willing to have it posted on the CPL website for viewing and for possible publication. Stories may also be sent to James Hooks at

For more information on CPL, the meetings and how to submit entrepreneur success stories, visit or Facebook at

Media Contacts:
Jenny Foust or Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group

Company Contacts:
William K. Zinke or James R. Hooks
Center for Productive Longevity

About the Center for Productive Longevity
The mission of CPL is to stimulate the substantially increased engagement of people 55 and older in productive activities, paid and volunteer, where they are qualified and ready to continue adding value. Visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook at

Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Network with the Nation’s Leading Health & Fitness Experts This Fall in Vail, Colo.

Living at Your Peak, an exclusive Vail, Colo., health and fitness summit, announces impressive lineup of athletic legends, fitness experts and medical authorities, among others

Vail, CO, July 10, 2012 - Marathon legends, cycling champions, renowned researchers and the nation’s leading health and fitness experts will be among the presenters at Living at Your Peak (, the nation’s only gathering designed to help health-conscious individuals and influencers discover how to live longer, better and impact the wellbeing of their world. The Vail Symposium today announced the notable lineup of speakers for this inaugural event, to be held September 13-15, 2012, in Vail, Colo.

“Featuring one-on-one interactive sessions with recognized experts in an intimate setting, Living at Your Peak offers attendees the unique opportunity to share an exclusive, life-changing wellness experience,” said Jamie Stone, Living at Your Peak event champion and a board member of the Vail Symposium, a non-profit organization responsible for Living at Your Peak.

Tennis legend and health advocate Martina Navratilova will keynote the event. Jenna Wolfe, co-anchor of NBC News’ Sunday TODAY show, will emcee. Living at Your Peak’s renowned list of presenters includes experts in the areas of fitness, nutrition, cognitive health and well-being, preventive medicine, longevity and stress, sports fitness and personal health.


* Josiah Middaugh, professional triathlete, seven-time XTERRA national champion, eight-time American snowshoe champion, certified strength and conditioning specialist.

* Ellen Miller, manager and coach of the U.S. women’s mountain running team, Mount Everest climber and adventure racer.

* Jeff Olson, RLT, champion skier, two-time Olympian, three-time national champion and Pan American Gold Medalist, co-founder and president of Well Nourished Worldwide, co-founder of the Metro Denver Health and Wellness Commission and the Zyozy Foundation.

* Uta Pippig, world-renowned marathoner, founder and president of Take The Magic Step, LLC and co-founder of the Take The Magic Step Foundation.


* Paul Anders, restaurateur, executive chef at Vail’s Sweet Basil restaurant.

* James Hill, PhD, executive director of the Anschutz Center for Health and Wellness, leading expert and author on nutrition.

* Kelly Liken, former Top Chef and Iron Chef America contestant, proprietor of Vail’s Kelly Liken Restaurant.

* Kevin Nelson, award-winning executive chef at Vail’s Terra Bistro restaurant.

Cognitive Health and Well-Being

* Cheryl Chessick, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine, director of women’s studies and treatment at the CU Depression Center.

* Jack D. Edinger, PhD, insomnia researcher and clinician, professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine at National Jewish Health, adjunct professor at Duke University Medical Center.

* Clifford Saron, PhD, associate research scientist, Center for Mind and Brain and M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California, Davis.

* Matt Vogl, deputy director of the University of Colorado Depression Center

Preventive Medicine

* C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai, trailblazer and leader in preventive heart health.

* Monique Giroux, MD, co-founder of the Movement and Neuroperformance Center of Colorado, medical director of movement disorders for Swedish Medical Center.

* Scott Small, MD, professor of neurology, Columbia Neuroscience, nationally renowned expert on brain health.

Longevity and Stress

* Eli Puterman, PhD, postdoctoral scholar at the University of California – San Francisco, recognized expert on the physical impact of chronic stress.

* Jay Williams, PhD, acclaimed physiologist and medical nutritionist, clinical professor, author, researcher, health and wellness consultant.

Sports Fitness

* Peter Millett, MD, director of shoulder surgery at the Steadman Clinic.

* John F. Murray, PhD, licensed clinical and sport psychologist in Palm Beach, Fla., has been recognized for his work with NFL teams and professional athletes.

* Inigo San Mill├ín PhD, director of the Human Performance Lab at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

* Coen Wijdicks, PhD, director and senior staff scientist in the Steadman Philippon Research Institute’s Department of BioMedical Engineering.

Personal Health

* Jeffrey L. Boone, MD, MS, consultant in cardiometabolic health, preventive cardiology and stress medicine in private practice in Denver, Colo.

To learn more about these presenters’ Living at Your Peak sessions, visit

Living at Your Peak is organized by the Vail Symposium, a grassroots, non-profit organization providing thought-provoking, diverse and affordable educational programs to the Vail Valley community. Event sponsors include Vail Valley Medical Center, HealthONE, the Town of Vail, The Steadman Clinic, Vail Summit Orthopaedics, Vail Resorts, PGA TOUR, Triumph Development, the Vail Daily, Vail Beaver Creek Magazine, Antlers at Vail, Vitality Center, Opedix, Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, The Biegler Foundation, Colorado Access, Wendy and Paul Raether, the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Vail Luxury Magazine, The Denver Athletic Club and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

For more information about Living at Your Peak, please visit

About Living at Your Peak
Living at Your Peak is a two-and-a-half day summit designed to help individuals learn how to live longer, better and influence positive change in the wellbeing of the world around them. The event is designed to promote lifelong health and fitness through customized experiences in an intimate setting. Program presenters are proven experts and peak performers in the fields of fitness, nutrition, cognitive and emotional wellbeing, preventive medicine and cutting-edge research. Living at Your Peak is organized by the Vail Symposium. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook at, follow us on twitter at @LivingaturPeak or follow us on LinkedIn at

About the Vail Symposium
The Vail Symposium is a grassroots, non-profit organization that has been part of the life and history of Vail since 1971. Its mission is to provide educational programs for the Vail Valley community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable. A (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Symposium is almost entirely donor-funded. For more information, please visit

Molly Koch
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206